Insights

The New E in ESG

The way companies approach employee wellbeing is a critical test of their culture. Can they come through the current crisis with a strong and more meaningful workplace culture – or will Covid-19 expose it as an empty gesture?

8 minute read

Luxury We Can’t Afford?

When a global crisis hits, what does it mean for the likes of Chanel, Ferrari and Louis Vuitton? We find out how the luxury goods sector is faring as the Covid-19 pandemic turns the world upside down.

11 minute read

2020 vision

Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist, considers the global outlook, in a year dominated by the US presidential elections, trade tensions, Brexit and the coronavirus.

10 minute read

A question of balance

Raising debt may seem like a logical response to an environment where interest rates are at record lows. Investment Director Charlie Macquaker assesses the risks within that all-too-common assumption.

6 minute read

Drowning in debt

Corporate debt is at record levels, fuelled by years of low borrowing costs and liquid markets. But there are fears that the market may be heading for a fall.

8 minute read

Standards at the end of the supply chain

Investment Managers Alan Lander and Des Armstrong travelled to Vietnam and Bangladesh to revisit apparel and footwear factories in South-East Asia.

12 minute watch

Talking ESG in Texas

Few issues energise environmental campaigners more than fracking. Investment Manager Des Armstrong recently visited Texas to see how one producer is working to improve its operations environmentally.

10 minute read

Living the dream

The urgent need to address climate change tends to inspire fear, even panic. Dr Gabrielle Walker, a recognised expert on the topic, argues that a more positive approach is required.

9 minute read